I’ve long desired to have a good veggie patch. But having lived in rental housing for the past couple of years it hasn’t been possible.
Last November we bought a house. Summer was too hot, and with water restrictions, not a good time to start a garden.
Finally, around late March I started planning my veggie patch. Not only veggies, but fruit too. And in doing so I started to dream about being able to feed my family the food they love straight from my garden.
Unfortunately, the veggie patch isn’t going well. I took out a couple of overgrown daisy bushes to make the garden clear for veggies. Then I added several bags of compost and dug it in well.
I planted potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, leeks and onions.
The potatoes seem to be doing ok, but until they are dug up I really wont know.
For the pumpkin and carrots I sewed seeds direct into the soil. They’ve sprouted, but not really done anything else since them.
I bought a punnet of seedings each of leeks and onions. They’re doing fine, nice and green. But they are not growing. The are the same size as when I planted them a month or more ago.
I also planted a couple of blueberry shrubs, 6 raspberry canes and a couple of strawberry plants. One blueberry bush and all but 1 of the strawberry plants died. But the other blueberry bush and the raspberry canes are growing nicely.
And today….The Girl got the chance to pick and eat her favourite fruit.
I may not have a green thumb, but at least it has some greenish tinge to it if you look closely enough.